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Durham University

St John's College


Meet the team

Alan Usher manages the team as well as drinking a lot of coffee. Brian oversees building projects within the College and the off-site properties, such as Brass Thill. Ted is chief decorator and handy man. Colin works mainly with IT. Harry takes care of the grounds and gardening, as well as recycling and many other things. Mark does routine maintenance and the heavy lifting.


The maintenance team ensure that everything in College functions and take care of the grounds.

If you'd like to report a problem, you can fill out a 'blue slip' online and a member of the maintenance team will fix it as soon as possible.

Contact us

Maintenance team

St John's College 
3 South Bailey 

Office hours: 08:00-16:00


T: 0191 334 3857

St John's College, Durham is a recognised College of Durham University and incorporates Cranmer Hall. Charity No. 1141701 Limited Company No. 113496 (England and Wales) VAT No. 334 6364 57.